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Your child's teacher and Facebook

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Question: Are you FB friends with your child's teacher?





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Are you friends on FB with your childs teacher? Do you expect to be? Does it matter what age your child is? ie: I'll be friends with childs teacher until she is in grade X. I have a kindergardener, and thought contact with the teacher would be pretty easy thru FB. Should I be 'bothering' her through there, or should I be using the email address she provided at the beginning of the school year?

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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I think it would be best not to friend your child teacher, if you need to speak with her it should be in a formal setting during her business hours.

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:28 AM
I homeschool, but I probably wouldn't. I am friends with several friends who are teachers, though, and I am shocked how much they post all day. If they taught my kids, I would be pissed.
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by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:34 AM

no...and i wouldn't want to be. i don't want to know what they do in their personal life because it's none of my business

by Member on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM
i have her daycare teacher but wont have her kindergarten teacher unless she sends me a request. if i need to talk to her i can send an email or call the school and leave a message
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by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM

 No and I do not want to be, lol

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Nope.  I do know that other parents in my daughters class are friends with her.  I don't feel like I know the teacher well enough to request as a friend & to me it would feel nosey making that request now.  I'd would accept if she wanted to be fb friends though, so I guess what difference does it make really.

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM
I am FB friends with my kindergartener's teacher but only because we graduated high school together and we've been friends for years. I am lucky! That said though I never bother her with school stuff on there, I only go through the school's system for things like that...
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by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I just use email.

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I only fb friend people that I speak to regularly in real life. So no, I would not be friends with my kids' teachers, because we don't hang out outside of school. If their teacher were a friend of mine, then we'd probably be fb friends.

by on Oct. 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It's against school policy for students or students parents to be facebook friends with their teachers or childrens teachers, they strongly suggest that the teachers don't even have a facebook. If you have to contact the teacher, do it through email, facebook is way too personal and casual to be contacting her about school related things.

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